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Great Experiences & Tours™ by Historic Hotels of America offers educational and engaging tours operated by the National Trust Tours to promote enriching experiences and explore the rich cultures of the world, focusing on the art and architecture that has shaped each community. For over forty years, National Trust Tours has been offering inspiring programs that uncover the traditions and unique elements of each culture through thoughtfully-planned expeditions, stimulating lectures and guidance led by expert historians and naturalists, and engaging discourse with the local communities. Select from a variety of Great Experiences & Tours and enjoy a trip of a lifetime.

Special Offer!
Mention Historic Hotels of America when booking your tour and receive three $100 gift certificates, each good toward a $100 refund when you book through HistoricHotels.org and stay for at least two-nights at a Historic Hotels of America hotel.*

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To book a journey, please contact our tour VIP desk by calling +1 202 772 8000 or emailing HistoricHotelsofAmerica@HistoricHotels.org.

Featured Great Experiences & Tours

Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise Aboard American Star
October 20-26, 2018

National Trust Tours

Autumn colors along the Hudson River Valley form the backdrop to this popular cruise. Included is a private visit to Olana—the magnificent Persian-style home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church—and Springwood, home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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A Tricentennial Ode To New Orleans
October 21-25, 2018

National Trust Tours

New Orleans’ antebellum splendors, gracious interiors, lush private gardens, fascinating people, and enduring legacy of historic preservation take center stage on this custom-designed tour of the South’s grandest historic city, which celebrates its 300th birthday this year.

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Cowboys & Culture: Museums & Architecture of Dallas-Fort Worth
November 1-5, 2018

National Trust Tours

From the cowboys of the Chisholm Trail to Texas’ wealthy oil and cattle barons, the neighboring cities of Dallas and Fort Worth have always done things “big.” Visit private homes of major art collectors, opened exclusively for the National Trust. Admire the Louis Kahn-designed Kimbell Art Museum, housing classic works by artists such as El Greco and Caravaggio. Learn about Fort Worth’s “cowtown” roots at the Fort Worth Stockyards—a National Historic District. Stay at the luxurious Ashton Hotel and dine on the region’s culinary specialties throughout.

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Eastern Seaboard Aboard Oceania Insignia
November 2-18, 2018

National Trust Tours

Explore the history and natural beauty of Canada and New England with a kaleidoscope of autumn colors as a backdrop, and then meander down the Atlantic Coast into warm southern ports.

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Blues To Country America’s Music
November 4-12, 2018

National Trust Tours

From Blues to Country, discover America’s musical roots on this week-long river boating experience. Spend your first night dancing around Memphis, Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, before embarking on the luxurious and stately American Duchess.

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Behind the Scenes of New York Theater
December 13-18, 2018

National Trust Tours

When you go to the theater, you probably don’t think about the hours, conversations, and details that went into that production. On this six-day backstage journey, meet with the creators of New York theater, visit some Broadway hangouts and learn about the inner workings that come together only when the curtain rises.

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Cuba by Land & Sea—Le Ponant
February 3-12, 2019

National Trust Tours

Cruise the breadth of Cuba—from Havana to Santiago de Cuba—and experience its history, culture, and daily rhythms. See the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Havana (for three nights), Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and the Viñales Valley.

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Historic South & Golden Isles Cruise
February 23-March 2, 2019

National Trust Tours

The Intracoastal Waterway is a protected network of bays, rivers, and canals which is home to the most beautiful historic cities in America, including Savannah, Charleston, Jekyll Island, and Beaufort. Your cruise will take you to the heart of each unique place.

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San Antonio & Austin: Lone Star Legacies
April 7-11, 2019

National Trust Tours

This one-of-a-kind National Trust tour combines the Old West and Hispanic heritage of San Antonio, the natural beauty and magical architecture of buzz worthy Austin, and the sophisticated country charm of the Texas Hill Country.

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Southern Grandeur: New Orleans To Memphis Aboard American Queen
April 7-15, 2019

National Trust Tours

Sail along the Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans and glimpse the tumultuous and haunting history of the south—an anguish that gave life to the heartfelt chords of blues, jazz, and rock and roll. The lower Mississippi delta region, considered the birthplace of the blues, compels music connoisseurs and fans alike to pay homage to the history and legends that shaped American music.

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Chicago: Epicenter of American Architecture
May 26-31, 2019

National Trust Tours

This spring, National Trust Tours returns to Chicago—a quintessential destination for architecture lovers—brought to you as only the National Trust can. Take an architectural cruise along the Chicago River, highlighting the many innovative and historically important architectural designs that were born in Chicago.

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Alaska's Glaciers & The Inside Passage Aboard Star Legend
July 6-13 & July 13-20, 2019

National Trust Tours

From Vancouver to Juneau, see Arctic-blue glaciers, rarely-observed marine life, untouched coastlines, and wildlife. Call at the historic towns of Sitka, Wrangell, and Ketchikan, where you will step back into the Gold Rush era.

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New England Islands Cruise
August 2-10, 2019

National Trust Tours

Discover New England on a coastal Rhode Island and Massachusetts journey. Spend one night in Providence, Rhode Island, before embarking on an exciting round-trip, seven-night cruise. Learn about Massachusetts’ whaling industry, tour historic Fort Adams, delve into America’s Cup history at a yacht museum and tour Blithewold, an elegant 19th-century Rhode Island estate.

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Art & Architecture Along the Coast of Maine
August 23-31, 2019

National Trust Tours

With breathtaking views of the magnificent coastline, we will have the opportunity to discover Maine’s maritime heritage aboard the Independence. Designed specifically to navigate inland waterways and bays, our exclusively chartered vessel easily navigates these calm waters, providing an otherwise unattainable perspective.

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Great Pacific Northwest – The Columbia & Snake Rivers Aboard American Empress
September 15-23, 2019

National Trust Tours

Discover the pristine glory of the Pacific Northwest—a region of unparalleled natural bounty and spellbinding beauty—where waterfalls plunge down mossy cliffs, and powerful rivers are edged by steep canyon walls and mountains swathed in dense greenery. From Portland to Clarkston, cruise the mighty Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi.

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Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise Aboard Independence
October 19-25, 2019

National Trust Tours

Autumn colors along the Hudson River Valley form the backdrop to this popular cruise. Included is a private visit to Olana—the magnificent Persian-style home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church—and Springwood, home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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*Maximum of one $100 certificate may be claimed for a refund with a minimum two night stay booked through HistoricHotels.org following the return of your tour and completion of your hotel stay. The refund will be issued within 45 days of the completion of your stay upon submitting a Great Experiences & Tours $100 refund application. Refund application must be submitted with a copy of your hotel folio receipt, the original confirmation number from your booking on HistoricHotels.org, and the Certificate number issued to you for booking your tour through Historic Hotels of America. Certificates issued are a promotion only valid toward future reservations made through HistoricHotels.org and do not have any cash value. One certificate may be used per room per two night or longer stay at the same hotel. Eligible rates include rates publicly available at time of booking. Reduced rates, rooms included in another travel or tour package, employee rates, advance purchase rates, and certain last minute sale rates are not eligible for this promotion.


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